Posts tagged "National Museum of Mexican Art"

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar December 2014

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar December 2014
Check out these cultural happenings in Chicago this December: Latino Music Festival with Fareed Haque’s Math Games, Elbio Barilari & Volcano Radar, Gustavo Leone, December 4, 8 p.m. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. $15 “Paintings, Prose & Poetry” event features award-winning Chicago Chicana writer and artist Ana Castillo with a rare display of her... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 24 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 24 days 'til Christmas
I will count down the days ’til Christmas with the Chicanísima Advent calendar. I will post an original photo from December 1st to December 25th designed to lift your spirits for the holiday season. This first photo is from the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Mercado Navideño, Christmas Market, that runs today from 10 a.m.... Read more »

Chicanísima Chicago Calendar - October 2013

Chicanísima Chicago Calendar - October 2013
Heading into fall there are plenty of Latino events happening around Chicago. Latino Fashion Week runs through Saturday. There are many events, including a sports and fashion show Friday night and a teen fashion show Saturday night. The Mexican Indie Music Soundcase will be held Saturday at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W.... Read more »
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Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month
There are many Latino events in Chicago this month as Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Friday, Sept. 6, a concert in Pilsen, “Rise Up, Tear Down,” is being organized by Moratorium on Deportations Campaign (MDC). It features Shining Soul, a band from Arizona that plays music about the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

John Valadez champions Chicano art

John Valadez champions Chicano art
Artist John Valadez explores Chicano culture in his exhibit “Santa Ana Condition” now showing at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Valadez, 62, from Los Angeles, earlier in his career captured low riders to cholos in photographs and translated much of the Chicano identity into paintings. “I identified with the Chicano movement because... Read more »

The Pilsen Picasso: Francisco Mendoza, 1958-2012

The Pilsen Picasso: Francisco Mendoza, 1958-2012
Francisco Mendoza, 53, an artist and a teacher, left his mark in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Every day thousands walk by his murals at the 18th Street Pink Line “L” stop. His mosaic murals grace Orozco Community Academy in Pilsen. Among his many other works is a mural at the YMCA in South Chicago, the neighborhood... Read more »
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Chicanísima cultural calendar

Chicanísima cultural calendar
Here are some upcoming cultural events that may interest Chicanísima followers in Chicago: Diego El Cigala Flamenco artist Diego El Cigala is performing Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at the Harris Theater. His latest CD is called Cigala & Tango, and is from a concert he gave in Argentina that fused flamenco and tango performers. Una... Read more »

The African Presence in Mexico exhibit ends Sunday

Have you heard the story of Yanga? He was an enslaved African who escaped the Spanish and founded the first free town for slaves in the Americas in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. That was in 1610. That was even before the English colony, Virginia, brought slaves over in 1619. More than 200 years later... Read more »

Fernando Diaz and Silvia Rivera, local Latino journalists on the move

Latino journalists in Chicago are on the move. Fernando Diaz Fernando Diaz has been named the new managing editor of Hoy Chicago, the Spanish-language newspaper owned by the Tribune Co. And Silvia Rivera was named managing director of Vocalo.org, an initiative of Chicago Public Radio. Both announcements were made public Monday. Diaz was previously the... Read more »
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Radio Arte and Vocalo.org collaborate in community radio

If you haven’t heard about Radio Arte, you soon will. Radio Arte, a community, bilingual and youth-centered radio station owned by the National Museum of Mexican Art, is joining forces with Vocalo.org, founded by Chicago Public Radio, for a year-long collaboration. Radio Arte’s entire radio programming will be rebroadcast on Vocalo.org’s HD-2 channel full-time, seven... Read more »